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Love Street (2002)

Rue des plaisirs (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 13 February 2002 (France)
A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.

Director:

Patrice Leconte

Writers:

Serge Frydman (screenplay), Patrice Leconte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Petit Louis
Laetitia Casta ... Marion
Vincent Elbaz ... Dimitri Josco
Catherine Mouchet ... Léna
Isabelle Spade Isabelle Spade ... Camille
Bérangère Allaux Bérangère Allaux ... Violette
Patrick Floersheim Patrick Floersheim ... Le Roumain
Manuel Bonnet Manuel Bonnet ... Homme Roumain 1
Pascal Parmentier Pascal Parmentier ... Homme Roumain 2
Dolores Chaplin ... Dolorès (as Dolorès Chaplin)
Carole Esther Carole Esther ... Carol (as Carol Esther)
Florence Geanty Florence Geanty ... Florence
Isabelle Le Nouvel Isabelle Le Nouvel ... Isabelle
Sophie Le Tellier Sophie Le Tellier ... Sophie
Céline Samie ... Céline
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Storyline

Having stayed on as a wartime handyman in Le Palais Oriental after being born there, Petit Louis has become immune to the charms of the working girls. Then Marion arrives and he is completely smitten. Feeling he is not the sort of romantic figure she deserves, he encourages a relationship between her and shadowy Dimitri Josco while also fostering her singing talent. As the war ends and the authorities close down all bordellos a strange triangular relationship develops, complicated by Dimitri's black market past. Written by J-26

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Taglines:

Watashi, koishiteru no [Japan]

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 February 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Street See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$634,923 (France), 15 February 2002
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

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Hot Nights
Written by John Leach
Courtesy of K Music
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Brothel romance
13 March 2006 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

You're always on for something special with Patrice Leconte. While "Rue des plaisirs" is not his best film, by far, it's still enjoyable. The cinematography is great and the cast is doing a good job. The story is told by a trio of Parisian prostitutes well past their best-before date. It's the story of P'tit Louis, the handyman at the brothel, and Marion the newly arrived girl. P'tit Louis vows to take care of her for the rest of her life. He's in love with her, but he won't tell her. He'll just be by her sides, to try to make her happy, even pushing her in the arms of a prince charmant who turns out to be a trouble maker. It's not a great film, but one could argue that it's a great love story. Great music from the 30's on.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on March 12th, 2006.

78/100 (**½)


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